Now that my photo shoot is over and I’m somewhat settling back into life in the United States (although I am currently awaiting yet another big transition in life), I think it’s time I set some new goals for myself. I think it’s very important for me to continue setting goals so that I can map out a plan for myself to stick to. I can’t just wander aimlessly through a diet and training program. I need a solid plan with a final goal. Unfortunately, I’m horrible at setting concrete and measurable goals in regards to my body. I don’t care how much I weigh and I don’t know how many inches I want to add or lose in certain places. I like to just work with what I see in the mirror. Numbers are irrelevant to me unless they are calories.
So what are my goals? Well, I’ve decided that I want to build my shoulders and glutes a little bit more. I really like broad, nicely capped shoulders. I think they are an immediate signal to strangers that you put extra work into your physique. And regarding the glutes, who doesn’t want an amazing badunk-a-dunk? I notice that whenever I diet down my butt gets a little bit flat, so the only cure for that is more muscle!
These goals are going to require a surplus in calories and some extra heavy lifting. Thus, I’m going to have to say bye-bye to abs for a while. It’s really hard to willingly give something up that you worked so hard for. During this mini-bulk/recomp I’ll probably put on a little bit of fat, but that’s the price I’ll have to pay for more muscle. Once I’m happy with the amount of muscle I’ve put on or I’m fed up with the amount of fat I’ve added, I’ll cut again. At least I’ll have more calories to work with during the holidays and any extra flub will be hidden under cozy winter clothes. I plan on taking it slow because I’m a bit paranoid about putting on fat (in case you couldn’t tell). I’ve never been a “skinny” girl so I want to keep any fat gain under control. It’s so easy to put on but it’s so hard to strip off.
Wish me luck! It’s not the training and extra eating that will be difficult. It’s the psychological response I’ll have to putting on weight and not knowing exactly if it’s muscle, fat, water, or whatnot. Good luck to you all in meeting your goals! And if you don’t have any you better go ahead and set some! Otherwise, you’ll just be spinning your wheels forever and ever. Trust me…I know.